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My jewelry has been featured in the May 2010 issue of Belle Armoire magazine and on the following blogs:
http://www.wickedlychic.com/category/Daily+Ditties/
http://www.danasjewelrydesign.blogspot.com/
http://escapadesincolor.blogspot.com
http://shopnblog.blogspot.com/
http://cuteable.com/
http://kzmface.blogspot.com/ also known as Chic & Green
http://www.virtueradionetwork.com/
http://www.craft.com

*BACKGROUND*

I'm a costume designer and illustrator who has always made and sold things - greeting cards, Halloween costumes, jewelry, hats, pillows, etc. I learned to sew at 15 and have been sewing up a storm since then but really love making jewelry - the more colorful, the better. I've made masks, bags, and…

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  • Joined June 28, 2006

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glass, crystal, gemstones, beads, fabric, trimmings, paper, paint

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About

My jewelry has been featured in the May 2010 issue of Belle Armoire magazine and on the following blogs:
http://www.wickedlychic.com/category/Daily+Ditties/
http://www.danasjewelrydesign.blogspot.com/
http://escapadesincolor.blogspot.com
http://shopnblog.blogspot.com/
http://cuteable.com/
http://kzmface.blogspot.com/ also known as Chic & Green
http://www.virtueradionetwork.com/
http://www.craft.com

*BACKGROUND*

I'm a costume designer and illustrator who has always made and sold things - greeting cards, Halloween costumes, jewelry, hats, pillows, etc. I learned to sew at 15 and have been sewing up a storm since then but really love making jewelry - the more colorful, the better. I've made masks, bags, and accessories of all kinds for all of my shows; my style is labor-intensive, fussy and counter-productive to time management but it is very artistically fulfilling. Everything in my shop is dreamed up, shopped for, designed, assembled, photographed, marketed and mailed out by me in a smoke-free, pet-free home and studio. Support handmade!

I have another shop for destash and vintage:
http://www.overthetopoverstock.etsy.com

I will combine shipping on items from both shops...just convo me before paying.

OTT has been on BROADWAY; Patti LuPone and her understudy wore 1920's-style earrings that I made for her as Mama Rose in "GYPSY". Dee Hoty wore a coral necklace that I made for her in the West Coast tryout of "Stormy Weather", based on the life of Lena Horne. Dee plays Kay Thompson, and the costumes for both shows were designed by Martin Pakledinaz, a friend of this shop.

MORE INFO:

If you'd like to sign up for announcements of sales and seasonal promotions, click on the link at my blog:
http://janfinnell.blogspot.com/

Please visit me on Flickr at http://flickr.com/photos/overthetopofny/

Follow my shop on Facebook
http://tiny.cc/rG6Q2

STORE POLICIES:

**New York City buyers will automatically be charged the current rate of sales tax at checkout. Buyers from the rest of New York State, I will refund or bill you for sales tax based on your county's rate after the sale.**

*RESERVED ITEMS*

Reserves are possible for a reasonable period of time, which is no more than five days. I will email you on the fifth day and if I don't hear from you, will un-reserve it by the next morning.

*PAYMENT*

Payment is accepted through Paypal. Credit card payments can be made through PayPal without actually registering. When paying with your credit/debit card, simply proceed using the Paypal link during the checkout process to complete your payment. Paypal processes card payments keeping your information safe & confidential. You do not need a Paypal account to use this feature. :D

I accept Payment via Paypal at the time of purchase. If I have not received payment or heard from you by the end of the next day, the transaction will be canceled and the item re-listed.

Please contact me if circumstances prevent you from paying in a timely manner before purchasing, or if you have trouble with PayPal (which has been known to happen!).

*SHIPPING*

I normally send items via USPS First Class Mail. Items are always padded and cushioned against breakage in a gift box or swaddled in padding inside a padded envelope. I do not send receipts as we can print out our own Paypal bills and invoices.

**I have included insurance on items mailed within the US that I feel are sufficiently one of a kind and it is stated in the item's description.

U.S. customers, you will receive an automated email from Paypal that confirms your shipment, along with tracking info. Please be sure your Etsy and Paypal addresses match! If you wish your package to be sent to a different address, please send a separate EMAIL. My email address can be found on your transaction page.

Customers outside the US, I am happy to sell to you and accept Paypal only for these transactions. Please convo me and I will let you know what the shipping charges are to your area, if I have not already estimated it. My rates are a bit higher on some items as my items are shipped in a box and are cushioned against breakage, which adds weight.

OVERSEAS SHIPPING OPTIONS:

First Class International with Registration
NO Insurance available, only a signature at delivery for proof, no indemnity for loss
6-10 days delivery time

Priority Mail International
Insurance and tracking available
6-10 days delivery time

Express Mail International
Tracking and insurance
3-5 days delivery time

Global Express
Tracking and Insurance
1-3 days delivery time

OVERSEAS BUYERS, if you do not choose to track and insure your item(s), and they are lost or damaged in the mail, I cannot replace them for you - you buy at your own risk. I am always happy to research insurance options for you, so don't hesitate to convo me.

To My International Customers:
I do not collect any customs when sending our packages. Any customs fees, taxes, tariffs, duties, etc. that may be incurred at the time of delivery would be at the discretion of your country's tax regulations. I have no way of calculating how much these fees would be, should they occur, and Over The Top is not responsible for those charges. For any additional information refer to your local customs agency. Returns will not be accepted due to customs fees.

**International packages do not ship via Paypal, thus you will not receive the automated email. Your package will be hand addressed and taken to the post office to be shipped. I usually ship within 48 hours of payment for international orders.

I do urge the spending of a little more to insure your item(s) in case anything happens. ***IF NOT INSURED, I cannot cover damages or losses.

I urge the purchase of delivery confirmation to Canada, usually a couple of dollars.

After I send a package to you, I check its progress via USPS at Paypal for shipping within the US. I will send you an email if I notice that they have tried to deliver your package unsuccessfully. This has happened twice now and this is my policy for packages that languish at your local post office:

If you don't pick up your items at your local post office, they will be sent back to me anywhere from two to three months after I ship them. If an item is returned to me, I will send it out to you again at your expense only. If you are too busy to make a trip to your local post office, I suggest having it sent to your work address.

Priority shipping is very expensive, so please allow the maximum time for your purchase to reach you, especially at Christmas.


NON-PAYMENT

Etsy allows buyers to pay within three days. I prefer immediate payment, but sadly, have to abide by their rules. The day that you purchase is considered the first day. That stated, I will contact you by email and Etsy convo on the third day after your purchase and if you do not respond, will report the transaction, leave the appropriate feedback, if necessary, and re-list it so someone else can buy it.

If you have extenuating circumstances and want an item, let me know in advance what your situation is, not after you purchase.

REFUNDS

If you are unhappy with your purchase I will refund your item, less the shipping charges, upon receipt of the unwanted item **within seven (7) days**. I take great care to photograph and describe my items so that what you see is what you get, but if I have made a mistake, I will take the item back, on a case by case basis. Shipping charges on returns are your responsibility and the item must be insured. I regret that I cannot refund a piece that goes AWOL on its way back to me if it is not insured.

There are no returns on sale items.

CUSTOM WORK

For custom work, your approval is required before shipping. If visuals have been approved and the item was sent, further changes and shipping are an additional charge.

INSURANCE

Insurance can be added to any shipment upon request for generally about $2 or $3. This also includes international shipments. Please contact me BEFORE PAYING for your order if you would like insurance on your package and I will send a revised invoice. I have never had a package go missing but they sometimes do not arrive within the date specified, even Priority Mail. I am not liable for lost or damaged packages. I insure orders with a value over $50 at no added cost but recommend insurance on orders over $50 or OOAK items or if you're worried about the mail situation on your end.

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